Human caused wildfire in Flagstaff Monday

July 4th, 2017 at 1:47 PM

At approximately 7:45 am on Monday, July 03, 2017 the Flagstaff Fire Department responded to the wooded area just south of I-40 along the Flagstaff Urban Trail System (FUTS), and within a quarter of a mile from the Rio de Flag Influent Pump Station, for a report of a wildfire. Crews on scene encountered a wildfire burning an area approximately 3/10 of an acre.

FFD on-duty crews were assisted by the FFD Wild Fire Management Crew 1 as well as resources from the USFS.  The fire was human caused, and took more than 3 hours to fully contain and extinguish.

No injuries were sustained to firefighting personnel or civilians.  The FFD would like the community’s help in reporting any suspicious activity taking place in the wooded areas in and/or around the city limits.  As a reminder, the city and forest are currently under Stage 2 fire restrictions, banning all camp fires, fire pits, charcoal grills and open flame devices (including propane fire rings), as well as smoking in city parks and along the FUTS trails.


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